2011 Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse) Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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WE 96 WA 94 JL 93 WS 93 JS 92
WE 96

Wine Enthusiast, May 2012

(WE94-96 points) Big and powerful this is a wine that is supported by dense tannins. The feeling is dry and firm with a brooding black-currant character.
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014

Another brilliant wine of great nobility and finesse, the 2011 Beausejour-Duffau reveals a saturated chalky minerality as well as plenty of blue and black fruits, and fabulous precision and purity. It possesses a medium...
JL 93

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2019

It takes some effort to get the wine to open. From there you find a medium/full-bodied, firm wine with sweet, dark cherries, smoke, flowers, licorice, chalky tannins and a blast of cherries in the finish. Give this...
WS 93

Wine Spectator, March 2014

A hedonist's delight, this brings a wide range of enticing plum, raspberry, blueberry and boysenberry confiture flavors together, keeping them fresh and driven, with well-embedded acidity and a dense yet polished...
JS 92

jamessuckling.com, February 2014

This is a little hard and firm now but it is so serious. Full body with firm tannins and a flavorful, intense finish. Excellent style and class. Needs five years to soften: better in 2019.


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2011
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the 2011 Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse) Bordeaux Blend, a remarkable red wine hailing from the prestigious Saint Emilion sub-region of Bordeaux, France. This wine exudes elegance and sophistication, reflecting the expertise of the renowned producer, Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse).

In the glass, this Bordeaux Blend showcases a deep, vibrant red color that entices the senses. Aromas of enticing plum, raspberry, blueberry, and boysenberry confiture dance on the nose, creating an alluring bouquet. On the palate, these luscious fruit flavors come together harmoniously, maintaining a fresh and driven profile. The wine's well-embedded acidity and dense yet polished structure add depth and complexity, creating a truly hedonistic experience.

As the wine unfolds, a seductive spice and black tea edge emerge on the finish, leaving a lasting impression. The 2011 Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse) Bordeaux Blend is a wine that demands patience and rewards those who wait. Wine Spectator awards this exceptional vintage a remarkable score of 93 points, recognizing its potential for further development and enjoyment from 2017 through 2027.

James Suckling, another respected wine critic, praises this wine for its serious nature, full body, firm tannins, and intense finish. He suggests giving it at least five years to soften and reach its full potential, recommending the optimal drinking window to be around 2019.

Devon Magee of JJ Buckley commends the wine's balance, texture, and silkiness. Planted primarily with 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the vineyards of Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse) benefit from clay topsoil and classic St. Emilion limestone, contributing to the wine's fresh, perfectly ripe red fruit flavors. Magee predicts that this wine will reach its peak between 2025 and 2030, showcasing the genuine expression of the 2011 vintage.

Wine Enthusiast, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, and Jeff Leve all join in praising the 2011 Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse) Bordeaux Blend for its power, finesse, and aging potential. With its chalky minerality, dense tannins, and distinctive style, this wine promises to be one of the longest-lived wines of the vintage.

In conclusion, the 2011 Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse) Bordeaux Blend is a wine that embodies the essence of Saint Emilion. With its captivating aromas, impeccable balance, and remarkable aging potential, this wine is a true gem from the Bordeaux region. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for several more years, this wine is a testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse). Cheers to an unforgettable wine experience!